‘department news’ Category


Events, publications, curricular changes, etc.


MCS Department Seminar 12/2 – William Felder

On Wednesday, December 2nd, at 3:30pm, we are excited to welcome Dr. William Felder (of the Gustavus MCS department!) to give a (virtual) seminar talk about an approach to modeling biological populations, and how climate change can be incorporated into these models. Zoom info has been sent through email. If you did not receive this […]

Laura Hildreth to Give MCS Dept. Seminar on 11/11

On Wednesday, November 11th, the new joint faculty member in E/M and MCS, Dr. Laura Hildreth, will be giving a seminar talking about a number of projects she has worked on that involve using statistics to solve real world problems. Join us via Zoom at 3:30 pm for this interesting discussion of applied statistics! Seminar […]

MCS Grad School Panel Wednesday (10/28) at 3:30pm

Are you considering applying to graduate school in math, computer science, and/or statistics?On Wednesday, October 28th, at 3:30pm, the MCS Department is hosting a zoom panel discussion on Graduate School in Math, Computer Science, and Statistics. The panelists will be current and former graduate students in these fields, including GAC graduates. This panel will cover […]

Career 101 for MCS Majors on Wednesday (10/21) at 3:30pm

Career Develop Specialist Jill VanOsdol will give an MCS specific presentation on Careers and Internships on Wednesday, 10/21, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm via Zoom. Link to Seminar: Join Zoom Meeting Seminar Description: Have questions about how to do a job or internship search? Want to network with MCS alums? Not sure to start when […]

MCS Dept. Seminar is back!

Join us on Wednesday (9/3) via Zoom for a presentation by Statistics and Political Science double-major, Ben Menke The title of Ben’s talk is “The Effects of Voter Turnout in U.S. Elections” and an abstract is given below. Link to seminar: https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/89822531351?pwd=cVQvQjZObHpjNGJLMkh4b0N4dnlDdz09 Abstract: When it comes to elections, does it matter how many people vote? […]

Upgrades

The MCS department made some upgrades over the summer.  The iMacs that were in Olin 326 have been replaced with a PC that runs the latest release of Ubuntu.  The hardware change was made to compliment upcoming changes to the Computer Science major.  The department also added a 3rd generation Threadripper with a 3970 X […]

Open Statistics Position

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Statistics (or Associate Professor with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2021.  Find the full job posting at https://gustavus.edu/employment/job/1762

MCS Summer Scholarship: Fun and Games

How far can a model army advance into a one-dimensional desert, using only finite resources and prescribed types of movement?

MCS Seminar on 3/16 – UPDATE: CANCELLED

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED. Unfortunately, due to changes in travel circumstances, this event is cancelled. We will try to reschedule Jed’s talk for a future date, most likely in the Fall.   On Monday, March 16th, Jed Yang from Bethel University will be giving a seminar talk entitled “Counting tilings with computers”, which should be of […]

MCS Student Faculty Research Opportunity

Applications wanted for Stephen Hilding Student Faculty Research Fund Students are encouraged to apply for funding for 6 weeks of summer research. The stipend will cover salary and a housing allotment. Please apply at this link – https://forms.gle/9cKaV6rDBSRVBGSRA The project description is below. Applications are due by 3/27. Please contact Dr. Jeff Ford or Dr. Jacob Siehler […]